Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 20:47 UTC, submitted by Oliver
NetBSD From the announcement email: "On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I am proud to announce that the first release candidate of NetBSD 5.0 is now available for download. Those of you who have been paying close attention will have noticed that RC1 was tagged on Sunday. A few hiccups delayed the availability of binaries, but they can now be downloaded from here."
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Good news for all.
by fithisux on Sun 1st Feb 2009 09:07 UTC
fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

But what happened to hackathons?

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RE: Good news for all.
by sakeniwefu on Sun 1st Feb 2009 12:50 in reply to "Good news for all."
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Perhaps they never existed for this OS?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon

NetBSD is struggling to survive because its niche is being pulled from under their feet. Hardware architectures are getting EOLed continuously and Linux works on the few that still remain.

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RE[2]: Good news for all.
by danieldk on Sun 1st Feb 2009 14:59 in reply to "RE: Good news for all."
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

Perhaps they never existed for this OS?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon


If it is not in Wikipedia it does not mean it is false ;) . NetBSD has had its share of hackathons the past years:

http://wiki.netbsd.se/Hackathon

NetBSD is struggling to survive because its niche is being pulled from under their feet.


Please drop the drama ;) . NetBSD is doing quite fine, and has many top-notch developers that keep pushing it forward. For instance, see:

http://www.netbsd.org/changes/changes-6.0.html
http://www.netbsd.org/changes/changes-5.0.html

Of course, growing the user and developer base further would be good.

Edited 2009-02-01 14:59 UTC

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